Worldwide Destinations

Taj Mahal
In the world destinations section we will explore different countries with their own unique landmarks and cities. We will cover many historic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower in France, India's Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Egypt. We will also cover other travel destinations like Tahiti and the Caribbean islands.

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Olympic Games

Entrance to the original Olympic StadiumThe Olympic Games were originally started as a significant religious festival to pay tribute to Zeus, the main god of Greece. These games were the largest affair at that time. The date of the beginning of the Olympics is 776 BCE, although, some say the date could be between 884 BCE to 704 BCE. The time is calculated on the number of years in Olympiads (The Games were held every four years, the time between the two celebrations were known as an 'Olympiad.' The Greeks used Olympiads as one way to count years.

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower in Paris FranceThe tower located in Paris, France was constructed between 1887 and 1889 as the means of access or the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair that acknowledged the 100th year since the French Revolution. The structure was 1,000 feet (300 meters) was the tallest building in the world at that time, and kept the title until 1930. The Chrysler Building in New York City surpassed the tower at 1,047 feet (319 meters). Today the tower is the fifth tallest in France and the tallest in Paris.

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Taj Mahal

Taj MahalThe Taj Mahal in Agra, India is a burial memorial for Mumtaz Mahal. She was the most favored wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Even though the white marble dome and tiled areas are most recognized, the Taj Mahal is a completely connected elegant mixture of buildings. It was finished in the year of 1648, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is thought to be the main designer.

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Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza

Great PyramidThe pyramids of Giza in Egypt stands on the Giza Plateau, on the outside of Cairo. The Great pyramid is the only Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that are still around. Some lists of Seven Wonders include all the pyramids, while others say it is just the Great Pyramid. Egypt's largest, the Great Pyramid, is an awesome accomplishment that was finished over 4,500 years ago.

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